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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 6,222ndMost Influential: 10,623rd
The Holy Empire of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy Fascists
For pickles!
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Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Good
Political Freedom
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Picklestan

Population910 million

CurrencyPound
AnimalPidgeon

The Holy Empire of Picklestan is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its public floggings, compulsory military service, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 910 million Picklestanians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Welfare, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 43.9%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The Picklestanian economy, worth 55.3 trillion Pounds a year, is dominated by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Basket Weaving, Information Technology, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 60,748 Pounds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

A National Academy regulates grammar and usage, unstable couples are known to break up over which one gets parental leave, the new foreign policy is "why bother invading neighbours when they can be bought wholesale?", and all the playground's a stage for Picklestanian schoolchildren. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Picklestan's national animal is the Pidgeon, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Picklestan is ranked 34,521st in the world and 1,101st in The East Pacific for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring 816.06 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 6,222ndMost Influential: 10,623rd
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Most Influential: 581st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 631st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 721st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 838th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 855th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 889th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Picklestan, all the playground's a stage for Picklestanian schoolchildren.
  • : Following new legislation in Picklestan, the new foreign policy is "why bother invading neighbours when they can be bought wholesale?".
  • : Following new legislation in Picklestan, unstable couples are known to break up over which one gets parental leave.
  • : Following new legislation in Picklestan, a National Academy regulates grammar and usage.
  • : Following new legislation in Picklestan, the nation's weary schoolchildren excel at sport but must count scores on their fingers.
  • : Following new legislation in Picklestan, sex changes are routinely performed at Picklestan's hospitals.
  • : Picklestan was reclassified from "Moralistic Democracy" to "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy".
  • : Following new legislation in Picklestan, sections of the police receive paramilitary training.
  • : Picklestan voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Sovereign Justice Accord".
  • : Picklestan voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn The Land of Kings and Emperors".

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